Judge Scott Crichton Announces Candidacy



Promises “hard work, conservative approach,, and commitment to communities”

–Former prosecutor and current District Judge Scott Crichton, Republican-Shreveport, has announced his candidacy for the Louisiana Supreme Court 2 District.

Crichton, a trial court judge for the last 23 years, promised in his announcement “to do as I have always done…work hard, bring the conservative approach of following the law not making the law, and continue my longtime commitment to our children and communities”.

Besides presiding over hundreds of jury trials and thousands of hearings and bench trials, totaling more than 25,QOO civil and criminal cases, during his career on the First Judicial District Court bench. Crichton, 58, has been actively involved in educating teens about crime and the consequences of crime.

“Six years ago, I realized that many of our young people simply do not understand the consequences of criminal behavior,” Crichton said, “and, if known, it would help prevent criminal acts by our youth.”

Crichton created two programs which he has presented to more than 20,000 teens, parents and teachers in high schools, churches and community groups. “Don”l Let This Be You” is a teen consequences presentation and “Sexting, Texting, and Beyond” is a presentation on electronic laws and related misbehavior.

“If we are to protect our children and insure the strength of our families and communities, it is essential that a judge also be a teacher, not just a judge,” Crichton commented.

“A judge must be active and engaged in our communities,” Crichton continued, “and do all he can to protect families, strengthen communities, and keep people safe.”

Before being elected judge, Crichton served 10 years as Assistant District Attorney in Caddo Parish where he prosecuted numerous violent criminals including death penalty cases.

Crichton was the lead prosecutor in the successful conviction and death penalty sentence of the worst serial killer in Caddo Parish history, the Nathaniel Code case. “As a prosecutor and a judge. I have been fighting crime in our state and my record is clear, conservative, law and order,” Crichton said.

Crichton is currently involved in instructing citizens on their gun rights granted by the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution and laws of Louisiana through his program “Bullet Points on the 2nd Amendment: Guns. Permits and Self-Protection”.

Crichton. a member of the NRA, strongly supports individuals’ gun rights.

Judge Scott Crichton is a former Adjunct Instructor of Business Law at LSU-Shreveport.

Among his numerous judicial activities, Judge Crichton is the Immediate Past President of the Louisiana District Judges Association, has served on the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics and senses on the Advisory Committee to the Louisiana Supreme Court on Judicial Canons, the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Judicial College and the Criminal Best Practices Committee.

He was also a graduate of the inaugural class of the Louisiana Judicial Leadership Institute and is certified by the National Judicial College in program design.

Judge Crichton is Co-Chairman of the CLE Committee (continuing legal education) of the Shreveport Bar Association as well as a former member of the CLE Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

He has presented over 100 CLE programs to various legal groups throughout the state.

Judge Crichton received his B.S. degree in 1976 from LSU and his Juris Doctor degree in 1980 from the LSU Law School.

He and his wife, Susie, have been married for 27 years and have two sons. They are members of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Shreveport where Judge Crichton serves on the Vestry.

The 2nd District of the Louisiana Supreme Court encompasses 11 parishes including Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Desoto, Sabine, Vernon, Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, Red River and Natchitoches.

The election will be held in the fall of 2014.

“While the 2nd District is a large and diverse area, 1 want to meet as many citizens as possible.” Crichton said. “I strongly believe a judge needs to be in touch with the thoughts, values and beliefs of the people,” Crichton continued.

“I take this opportunity to personally and humbly ask for the support and vote of each citizen in the 2nd District and I look forward to serving our communities and our State on the highest court of Louisiana,” Crichton concluded.

For more information about Judge Scott Crichton and/or to get involved in his campaign, contact him at scott@scottforiustice.com.